- 1Spin quickly and lightly around, especially repeatedly: she twirled in delight to show off her new dressMore example sentences
- Obviously a boy who appreciates a big stage when he sees one, Jack danced and twirled and spun with abandon, much to the delight of the photographers.
- From time to time, Russian dancers clad in national costume would pop up to dance between the tables, somehow reminiscent of a doll twirling round and round inside a music box.
- She looked absolutely radiant with joy in her period dress, spinning and twirling on the floor.
- 1.1 [with object] Cause to rotate: she twirled her fork in the pastaMore example sentences
- ‘I am,’ said Jacqueline, twirling her fork in her fingers, but not actually touching the food.
- She gave me a smile as I picked up my fork and started twirling it.
- Corrina picked up her fork and twirled it around in her salad, never once raising the food to her mouth.
- 1.2 [with object] Baseball Pitch (the ball).More example sentences
- Alex twirled the ball with her right hand behind her back.
- With the Yankee starting rotation in tatters, the rejuvenated Orlando Hernandez twirled an absolute gem.
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- 1An act of spinning: Kate did a twirl in front of the mirrorMore example sentences
- The more you practice, the more complicated moves you'll be able to do, like turns and twirls.
- I kept on skating ahead of him, gathering more and more momentum and doing a complex combination of twirls, spins, and turns.
- We exited the atmosphere perfectly with a few bumps and twirls.
- 1.1A spiraling or swirling shape, especially a flourish made with a pen.More example sentences
- Her name in an exquisite, flowing script glistened back at her, the letters furling and flourishing themselves in elegant swirls and twirls.
- A telltale sign of both species are the intricate spirals and twirls of their spawn on the base of individual blades of eel-grass, and these will often lead you to the perpetrator.
- His waxed moustache had turned into perfect twirls at their ends.
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- He estimated a crowd of more than 1000 people who were stunned at the drummers, fire twirlers, fashion parades, dancers, puppet shows, a DJ, street performers and buskers.
- Spirits were high, the alcohol was free or subsidized, there were fire twirlers, drummers and men on stilts moving around the Victorian Arts Centre forecourt and I was feeling on top of the world.
- Talent night at the local elementary school tends to conjure up images of kazoo players, off-key warblers and budding baton twirlers, all with big dreams and stars in their eyes.
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- But I suppose it was too much to expect for him to have a black, twirly moustache and for her to cackle mysteriously from beneath an impenetrable black shroud.
- It's a drinking song, It's a polka, it's girls in big twirly dresses and they're giving it everything they've got.
- In 2000 they installed a couple of tall twirly staircases and a giant spider, sculpted out of steel by Louise Bourgeois.
late 16th century: probably an alteration (by association with whirl) of tirl, a variant of archaic trill 'twiddle, spin'.